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State of Montana Helicopter Crewmember - 90708/9/10 (Seasonal - Helena) in Helena, Montana

These seasonal positions will be open until filled with review of applications starting February 1st, 2021, with applications reviewed every two weeks until May 31st, 2021. Early application is strongly encouraged.

OUR MISSION: To help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. http://www.dnrc.mt.gov/

*FORESTRY DIVISION: *The Forestry Division, headquartered in Missoula, is responsible for planning and implementing forestry and fire management programs through an extensive network of staff located in field offices across the state. The Forestry Division has four major functions: fire & aviation management, forestry assistance, business management, and policy, planning & outreach. Following is a brief description of the programs, products and services offered through the Forestry Division's diverse programs.

DUTIES:

*Fire Suppression Duties: *Operating hand tools, chainsaws, portable pumps, engines, and firing devices. Individual assumes ICS position per individual qualifications on initial attack, extended attack, managed fires, prescribed fire, and large fires.

Helicopter Operations Duties: Working as Helicopter Crewmember (HECM) Trainee or fully qualified; helicopter passenger, briefing passengers, manifesting cargo and passengers, loading and unloading helicopters, preparing and rigging internal and external cargo loads, water bucket operations, takeoff and landing parking tender, helicopter equipment maintenance, maintaining equipment and gear for fire readiness and response.

Helibase Duties: Grounds and facilities maintenance, firefighting equipment maintenance, support vehicle maintenance.

Physical Fitness Duties: Maintains physical fitness and participate with established crew training schedule.

Administrative Duties: Documenting time, vehicles, fire suppression documentation, complete required training and refreshers.

*ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: *In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or Social Security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card".

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: The Department of Natural Resources may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications for the position: application form, typing test results, education, structured interview, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related current and past performance and application supplements.

Applicants claiming employment preference are required to provide proper documentation, i.e. Vet Preference (DD214), Disabled Vet document from U.S. Veterans Administration certifying service connected disability or purple heart medal, disabled (SRS Certification), when submitting application.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

Housing is available at this location.

The seasonal positions will remain open and additional screening will occur as needed until positions are filled. Applicants for these positions must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire and have a valid drivers’ license and less than 12 conviction points over the most recent 36 months. All persons performing firefighting duties are required to pass a physical fitness test within three weeks of employment.* DNRC HAS ADOPTED THE PACK TEST AS THE REQUIRED PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST. CONTACT THE INDIVIDUAL LAND OFFICE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING PACK TEST REQUIREMENTS. *

APPROXIMATE DATES AND HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR TEMPORARY SEASONAL POSITIONS will depend on each position and will vary between June and September. Positions will be terminated at the end of the normal work season or as notified by the Department.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED: RESUME, ONLINE APPLICATION, AND ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR ONLINE APPLICATON FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE:

  1. Describe your training and work experience in wildland/urban interface and wildland (forest and range) firefighting. Please list your current Red Card qualifications, any fire training courses you have completed, the number and types of fire worked on and in what capacity.

  2. Describe any outdoor work or recreation experience that you have and how you feel it pertains to wildland firefighting.

  3. Do you have any existing physical or medical conditions that would preclude you from passing the Work Capacity Test or preforming the above job duties?

  4. Describe your experience and ability to perform physically demanding work for long periods under hot and dirty conditions. What do you do to remain physically fit?

  5. Describe any experience you have working in/around or with helicopters or other aircraft.

  6. Describe your ability and give an example of working with a diverse group of people.

  7. As a seasonal firefighter you will be asked to perform a wide range of tasks other than fire related duties; such as, chain saw use, mechanical repair, and carpentry. Discuss any skills and abilities you possess in these or other areas.

  8. Firefighting is performed in a team environment. Describe some experiences where you had to work as part of a team and reach a common goal.

  9. Do you possess and maintain any other certifications or licenses? (example: commercial driver’s license or EMT)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age at time of hire

  • Valid Driver’s License with less than 12 conviction points in the past 36 months.

  • Upon hire: Must complete a physical performance test known as the “Pack Test” which requires you to carry a 45 pound pack the distance of 3 miles in not more than 45 minutes.

Job: *Security/Protective Services

Title: Helicopter Crewmember - 90708/9/10 (Seasonal - Helena)

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 20142948

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